About China Trade

The socialist market economy of the People’s Republic of China[21] is the world’s second largest economy by nominal GDP[22][23] and the world’s largest economy by purchasing power parity according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF),[24] although China’s National Bureau of Statistics denies the latter assessment.[25] Until 2015, China was the world’s fastest-growing major economy, with growth rates averaging 10% over 30 years.[26][27] Due to historical and political facts of China’s developing economy, China’s public sector accounts for a bigger share of the national economy than the burgeoning private sector.[28][29] According to the IMF, on a per capita income basis China ranked 71st by GDP (nominal) and 78th by GDP (PPP) per capita in 2016. The country has an estimated $23 trillion worth of natural resources, 90% of which are coal and rare earth metals.[30] China also has the world’s largest total banking sector assets of $39.9 trillion (252 trillion CNY) with $26.54 trillion in total deposits.[31][32]

China is the world’s largest manufacturing economy and exporter of goods.[33] It is also the world’s fastest-growing consumer market and second-largest importer of goods.[34] China is a net importer of services products.[35] It is the largest trading nation in the world and plays a prominent role in international trade[36][37] and has increasingly engaged in trade organizations and treaties in recent years. China became a member of the World Trade Organization in 2001.[38] It also has free trade agreements with several nations, including ASEANAustraliaNew ZealandPakistanSouth Korea and Switzerland.[39] The provinces in the coastal regions of China[40] tend to be more industrialized while regions in the hinterland are less developed. As China’s economic importance has grown, so has attention to the structure and health of the economy.[41][42]


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  21. As ZhejiangJiangsuFujian and mainly Guangdong
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